(In Pictures) Heavy Floods Hits 50% of Metro Manila and Near Provinces
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(In Pictures) Heavy Floods Hits 50% of Metro Manila and Near Provinces

Manila : Philippines | Aug 06, 2012 at 9:57 PM PDT
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(Check It Out! Photos!) MANILA, Philippines- The Malacanang Palace forced to release an immediate memo announcing suspension of classes in all levels and works in all government offices in Metro Manila on August 7, 2012 due to bad weather.

Except those government offices which involve in basic and health services, disasters and calamities response teams, vital public services are continiously functioning and operating to render the necessary services.

According to authorities, more than 20,000 residents forced to abandoned their homes around National Capital Region (NCR) and proceeds to evacuation areas.

Here’s part of released memo coming from Malacanang Palace:

"Upon the recommendation of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and in view of the continuing inclement weather brought about by southwest monsoon (habagat), work in government offices and classes in college level in the National Capital Region and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal are hereby suspended today, 07 August 2012.”

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Residents transport a hog on a pedicab along a flooded street in Las Pinas, Metro Manila August 7, 2012.
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  • Residents transport a hog on a pedicab along a flooded street in Las Pinas, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. 

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  • Residents wade and ride on pedicabs along a flooded street in Las Pinas, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. 

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  • Rescuers help a woman cross a flooded street as residents are evacuated from their homes in the village of Tumana, Marikina town, in suburban Manila on August 7, 2012, after torrential rains inundated most of the capital. 

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  • Rescuers use a rope to help residents cross the strong current along a flooded street as residents are evacuated from their homes in the village of Tumana, Marikina town, in suburban Manila on August 7, 2012, after torrential rains inundated most of the capital.

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  • Residents wade on a flooded street in Las Pinas, MetroManila August 7, 2012. 

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  • Residents wade on a flooded street in Las Pinas, MetroManila August 7, 2012. 

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